Oven-Baked Cheese Bites

January 20, 2017 in Category: What's New

It’s no secret that we love cheese here at Trader Joe’s—stroll on over to our cheese case and you’ll see what we mean. And what is there not to love? Cheese just makes everything better. (See: burgers, baked potatoes, pasta, crackers, casseroles, omelets, sandwiches, vegetables... ad infinitum.) So why, then, should you not be able to enjoy cheese anytime, anywhere? That’s a trick question, because you should be able to enjoy cheese anytime, anywhere. Now, with a pouch of Trader Giotto’s Oven-Baked Cheese Bites in hand, you can...

Soft-Baked Biscotti with Dried Figs

December 19, 2016 in Category: What's New

While we have the utmost respect for authenticity when it comes to food preparation, a deviation from tradition every now and then can yield curiously delicious results. Take biscotti, for example: its traditionally crispy crunch is achieved by being baked not once, but twice, creating a firm biscuit that is ideal for dunking in a beverage. A few tweaks to the cooking process and you have something entirely different, yet still delicious, on your hands. Trader Giotto’s Soft-Baked Biscotti with Dried Figs are made by hand in a well-established bakery in Tuscany...

Worthy Wines to Pair and Share

December 12, 2016 in Category: Wine Insider

December holds many opportunities for celebration. Which wines are party-worthy? Here are five we’ve chosen (there are many more on our shelves). We think each one of these wines is worthy to share—whether entertaining in your home among family and friends, or presenting with a bow at your neighbor’s doorstep. We’ve also paired these wines with five diverse cheeses in hopes that as this year comes to a close, Trader Joe’s can help you create a few more occasions worthy of remembrance…

Wines for the Picking

September 08, 2016 in Category: Wine Insider

How does that saying go? You can pick your wine, and you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your friends’ wine…? Something like that. As your friend (we're friends, right?) we have a hard time abiding by that old wine-friend-picking adage. Clearly, we already pick the wines we carry in our stores; and that picking is tantamount to us saying, “Here, friend… these are some wines we’ve chosen for you.” Still, we’re well aware that staring at the rows of bottles in any of our stores might arouse some anxiety, culminating in the moment you grasp the fact that you still have plenty more picking to do! Grape farmers can relate; September is picking season...

Trofie Colore Macaroni

May 04, 2016 in Category: What's New

Spring has sprung, and like the old show tune goes, everything’s is comin’ up pasta! Okay, we might have modified those lyrics just a tad—but can you blame us? Our latest addition to our pasta lineup makes us want to sing! Crafted in hues of rosy red, soft orange, sunny yellow, muted green, and neutral ivory, Trader Giotto’s Trofie Colore is not just autentico—it’s bellissimo. Per most accounts, modern trofie—a tight, spiral-shaped macaroni—originated in Northern Italy and is a staple of...

Roasted Potatoes with Peppers & Onions

April 29, 2016 in Category: What's New

Arguably one of the greatest smells coming out of the kitchen is the aroma of peppers and onions cooking together. Add some cubed potatoes and you’ve got a tasty trio just begging to be topped with poached eggs or mixed with cured meat. The one down side to this dish is the substantial labor involved, which includes chopping and sautéing peppers; and cutting, par-cooking, and browning the potatoes. Foreseeing our customers’ need for an easier way, we created a...